This article lists notable people who are natives of Compton, California, or have been residents of the city.
Arts and entertainment
- John Hope Bryant – founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, Inc. and The Promise Homes Company
- Suge Knight – founder and former CEO of Death Row Records
- Kimberly Anyadike – youngest African-American woman to pilot a plane solo across the United States
- Roger Hedgecock – Conservative radio talk show host and former Mayor of San Diego